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President Donald Trump and his administration have ongoing issues with Silicon Valley and those will only intensify after Twitter is censoring his tweets or retweets about Hydroxychloroquine, and has frozen his son Donald Trump Jr.’s account over the same thing.
On Monday and Tuesday, President trump has been on a spree retweeting positive stories about Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used for malaria that he and others have been pushing as a remedy for Covid-19. If you go and look at his timeline, at least three tweets have been removed since last night. Here is a spot where two tweets (which I believe were retweets) have been removed, in between two other retweets about Hydroxychloroquine:
One of the videos that President Trump shared had already been deleted by Facebook by the time he shared it. YouTube removed it too.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. has been notified that his account is limited after he shared a viral video of doctors talking affirmatively about the drug:
Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they're continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop. pic.twitter.com/7dJbauq43O
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 28, 2020
Twitter pushed back on the wording of “suspended”:
Twitter says Don Jr. is not "suspended" but the company has limited some functionality on his account after asking him to delete the tweet with the misleading video.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 28, 2020
I’m not going to sit here on a laptop on my couch and act like I have the answers about whether Hydroxychloroquine is effective for Covid-19. Dr. Fauci and the FDA believe it’s not effective. Other doctor studies say it is.
Where this all goes from here is anyone’s guess.